January 30th, 2018
Oily fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids have been linked to reduced inflammation in joints and muscles; heart health and fatigue. Individuals who are physically active should aim for at least 2 servings of oily fish a week. Mackerel is also a great source of zinc which is necessary for optimal functioning of many of the body’s processes, including testosterone production. Low levels of zinc have been associated with poor muscle mass gains and loss of appetite in athletes.
Nutrition Tip: try making this easy smoked mackerel dip that can be served with baked sweet potato and salad as a great recovery meal.
Blend 2 smoked mackerel fillets with ½ juice of lemon and 80g cream cheese.
Smoked Mackerel is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin D, making this a great recovery choice to help repair muscle damage.
Serve with pittas for extra carbs after a tough track session or with a large salad for lunch on a steady run day.
Makes 8, serves 4
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